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Shiite head Mahri dies

KUWAIT: Head of the Congregation of Shiite Scholars in Kuwait Sayyed Mohammed Baqer Al-Mahri passed away yesterday. Mahri was the imam at Imam Ali Mosque in Omariya, the head of…

Govt payments’ scheme targets fairness: Official

KUWAIT: A planned review of civil servants’ payments called ‘the strategic alternative for payments and salaries’ will not cut regular income of the employees, Civil Service Commission Undersecretary Mohammad Al-…

Expats’ remittances negatively impact national economy: Experts

KUWAIT: The growing value of expatriates’ remittances has significant and negative impacts on national economy, two Kuwaiti economists concurred. Expats’ remittances have effects on the national economy especially on the…

University acts against ‘extremist’ professors

KUWAIT: Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Bader Al-Essa said Kuwait University (KU) will take strict measures against teaching faculty members who are involved in extremism and…

WhatsApp calls ban mulled

KUWAIT: The government is studying the possibility of banning WhatsApp calls in a preventive security measure similar to what has been adopted in other Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia and…

Kuwaiti POWs’ remains to be exhumed: Iraqi

KUWAIT: Iraq Human Rights Minister Mohammed Mahdi Al-Bayati said that remains of some Kuwaiti prisoner of wars and missing persons have been located and would be exhumed soon. “Many such…

Two injured in factory fire

KUWAIT: A huge fire broke out in an aluminum and lumber factory in Amghara, said security sources. The fire started in the early hours on Friday and initial investigations showed…

Eight women consisting of Kuwaiti citizens and bedoons arrested for prostitution

KUWAIT: Eight women consisting of Kuwaiti citizens and bedoons were arrested for prostitution. Detectives, after receiving information about the women, set traps and contacted them through their online accounts. After…

Kuwait Shiites, Sunnis pray together in show of unity – Security beefed up as Amir attends joint prayers

KUWAIT: Kuwait has moved to ward off sectarian tensions following a deadly bombing at a Shiite mosque and taken measures to try to prevent another attack by the Islamic State…

Grand Mosque Imam highlights moderation, sanctity of blood

KUWAIT: Kuwait's Grand Mosque Imam Dr Waleed Al-Ali has stressed the importance of moderation in Islam - warning against extremism and disregarding sanctity of blood. The Imam made the call…

IS weaves web of support in Gulf – Concern grows about availability of Saudi bombers

KUWAIT/DUBAI: When a Saudi Arabian man flew to Kuwait in the early hours of Friday to carry out the country’s worst militant attack, a bomb vest, Kuwaiti-style Arab robes, a…

KAC receives second Airbus A330 plane

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) announced yesterday that it has received the second leased Airbus A330 plane. In a ceremony held on this occasion late Wednesday, KAC Chairwoman Al-Rasha…

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